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Welcome to the Historical Romance Unwrapping Romance Themed Excerpt Hop!
Below you'll find the rest of this excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride as well as links to excerpts from some of your favorite historical romance authors!
The Highlander's Welsh Bride excerpt:
Carys struggled to keep her hands from fisting and exposing the anger churning beneath her breast. The man gained everything from marriage and left her without even the ability to see her previous responsibilities were met. This was no convenient step away from the hangman’s noose, but one straight into the darkest trap. At least the hangman was honest in what he offered. All the acceptance she’d reluctantly gathered to support this mad scheme scattered like startled grouse at the first sign of a predator.
“I will not walk into this and lose every freedom I have fought hard to possess.” She advanced a step, clenching her fists tight, shoulders bristled forward. “You hold the upper hand with your outrageous law, but if you expect blind obedience from me, I will gladly face the noose instead!”
His brows plunged together. He opened his mouth, but a loud thump sounded at the door a second before it opened. A man Carys did not recognize stepped inside.
“Pirates,” he murmured, his voice low and urgent.
A common enemy.
“I can fight,” Carys stated, stepping firmly toward the door. Birk’s outstretched arm blocked her path.
She bristled. “Do not presume I will retire meekly when I can be of assistance,” she warned. “I will not live beneath the heel of your boot.”
Birk appeared before her in a swift, silent move, scarcely a hand’s breadth away. “Fight whom ye will, so long as it isnae me.”
“Do not give me reason,” she countered, tilting her face upward to meet his hard gaze.
His breath, warm and heavy, betrayed some emotion in him. Carys’s heart sped, not from the threat of pirates, but from his overwhelming maleness. He was a formidable foe—and would make a passionate defender. Or lover.
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KRIS KENNEDY-Medieval & Elizabethan Romance
ELIZA KNIGHT- Scottish Medieval Romance
ERICA RIDLEY-Regency Romance
COLLETTE CAMERON-Regency Romance
TAMARA GILL-Regency Romance
LORI ANN BAILEY-17th Century Scottish Romance
LAUREN ROYAL-17th century Historical Romance
EMMA PRINCE-Scottish Medieval
JULIE JOHNSTONE-Medieval Romance
CECELIA MECCA-Scottish Historical Romance
KATHERINE BONE-Pirate Romance
Excerpt number 5 comes from Mary Morgan's book, Dragon Knight's Shield!
You'll find my excerpt on her website at http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog
Standing, Angus moved cautiously through the corridor. Relying on his senses and training, he made his way downward. When he reached the entrance of the great hall, he pushed opened the massive doors. He didn’t have to ask where Deirdre was, for he could smell her from across the room. She filled his senses, and he longed to take her into his arms.
“Deirdre, I have come to ask if ye would journey with me to see the Great Dragon.”
He knew the sound of her footsteps and when he deemed she was close enough, he reached out and pulled her to his side.
“I would be honored, Angus,” she replied softly and hugged him tightly.
Follow her excerpt next week on Elisabeth Hobbes’s blog: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk/
Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.
Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight.
Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?
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I have the lovely Barbara Bettis on my Medieval Monday blog today!
You'll find my excerpt on her blog here: http://barbarabettis.blogspot.co.uk
To catch next week's excerpt, follow me to Mary Morgan's blog: http://www.marymorganauthor.com
Don't forget to leave a comment each week for a chance to win an ebook copy of The Highlander's Crusader Bride!
Barbara's excerpt today is from her book, Silverhawk.
His blood-shot eyes narrowed. He grabbed her chin between his forefinger and thumb and forced up her head. She tried to pull away from the stench of his breath, but he pinched harder. “Don’t do anything else to spoil this arrangement.” His voice grated like rusty steel. “I need the payment Langley made for you. I will not return it.” Garley gave her head a final shake. “Do not interfere in my plans,” he repeated.
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Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of SILVERHAWK. And follow along next week at Ruth A. Casie’s blog: https://www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com\
If you would like to read last week’s installment, check out Mary Morgan’s blog:
He’s everything a proper lady should never want; she’s everything a bastard mercenary can never have.
Sir Giles has come to England to kill his father, who seduced and betrayed his mother. First, however, he’ll seek sweet revenge—kidnap the old lord’s new betrothed. But when Giles uncovers a plot against King Richard, he faces a dilemma: take the lady or track the traitors.
What’s a good mercenary to do? Both, of course.
Lady Emelin has had enough. Abandoned in a convent by her brother, she finally has a chance for home and family. Yet now she’s been abducted. Her kidnapper may be the image of her dream knight, but she won’t allow him to spoil this betrothal. Her only solution: escape
Rescuing the intrepid lady—while hunting traitors—is a challenge Giles couldn’t anticipate. But the greatest challenge to Giles and Emelin is the fire blazing between them.
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DD & I are so excited to bring you this book! Release date is December 27, 2018, and for a limited time, you can preorder your ebook for only $2.99!
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Today marks week 3
of our fall
Medieval Monday posts.
You'll find me on
Ashley York's blog here:
Follow me next week to Barb Bettis' blog : http://barbarabettis.blogspot.co.uk
Ashley's excerpt today is from her book, Daughter of the King.
It was suddenly very hot. Brighit dropped down again, collecting the dandelions from the ground. “No good wife gets into mischief.”
She smiled at her choice of words.
“So ye wish to not be a good wife?”
Her gaze flew to Darragh to find him grinning at her. She sensed no anger, so he must not have heard any more than what he’d repeated.
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Excerpt four will be at Ruth A. Casie’s blog. http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
Come on by and say hello!
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Daughter of the King – book three in The Derbfine Series
A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder. The uniting of two powerful clans.
Trained as a warrior…
Brighit of Clonascra is the only daughter of the fearsome overking, Sean, but despises the trappings and demands of womanhood. She’s far more comfortable training for battle than preparing a meal. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as
her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.
Trained to be king…
Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to follow in the path of his father, Tadhg, but he is an obedient son and supports his father’s plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing especially when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets.
When she stands accused of the murder, can they finally come to an agreement that will give them each what they truly desire?
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I'm excited to welcome Elisabeth Hobbes to Medieval Monday.
You'll find my 2nd excerpt on her blog here: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk/
And be sure to follow me next week to Ashley York's blog: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com
Remember to comment on my excerpts weekly for a chance to win a copy of The Highlander's Crusader Bride!
Here is the excerpt from Elisabeth's book, A Wager for the Widow
‘Yes, she’s beautiful,’ he admitted. He thought back again to their first meeting and his lips twitched. When she had rounded on him with such indignation on the ferry it had taken all his self- possession not to silence her fury with a kiss! Will ran his fingers through his hair, thanking his good fortune he hadn’t done so.
‘I think prickly would be a fair description,’ he conceded.
‘I always imagined taking a tumble with her would be akin to falling into a holly bush!’ Rob laughed.
Will snorted noncommittally, wondering what his brother would say if he knew how close to the holly bush he had got. The way her green eyes had widened as he’d pulled her close to him had sent a throb of raw desire through his entire body that even now threatened to return.
Enticing smells drifted from the kitchen so Will struck the large brass gong sharply. Whisking away their goblets, he took his position by the double doors to greet the household.
Presently the family and household servants began to make their way into the hall. Sir Edgar and Lady Fitzallan led the procession followed directly by Edmund Fitzallan escorting Lady Peyton on one arm and Anne Fitzallan, fourteen and the youngest of Sir Edgar’s children, on the other. Will bowed deeply as Sir Edgar led his family to the table on the dais, but could not resist casting a surreptitious look at Lady Peyton. She caught his eye and her step faltered. A rose-coloured flush
appeared enchantingly on each cheek.
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What has caused Eleanor’s reaction? See if next week’s excerpt contains the answer on Ruth A. Casie’s blog https://www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com
For last week’s excerpt visit www.barbarabettis.blogspot.com
A WAGER FOR THE WIDOW
Widowed Lady Eleanor Peyton has chosen a life of independence. Living alone on her rocky coastal outcrop, she's cut herself off from the world of men—until William Rudhale saves her life
and demands a kiss!
As steward to Lady Eleanor's father, Will knows the desire he burns with is futile—but he'll still wager he can claim Eleanor's kiss by midwinter. Yet when the tide turns Will realizes vulnerable
Eleanor is far too precious to gamble with. Can he win his lady before it's too late?
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Mills & Boon: https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/p45341/a-wager-for-the-widow.htm
Sherry Ewing and the Bluestocking Belles have a lovely Christmas collection just right for this holiday season! Check out the books in the set and get the buy links here: Follow Your Star Home
Here is the blurb from Sherry's contribution to the set,
One Last Kiss: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time novella
Banished from his homeland, Thomas of Clan Kincaid lives among distant relatives, reluctantly accepting he may never return home… Until an encounter with the castle’s healer tells him of a woman traveling across time—for him.
Dare he believe the impossible?
Jade Calloway is used to being alone, and as Christmas approaches, she’s skeptical when told she’ll embark on an extraordinary journey. How could a trip to San Francisco be anything but ordinary? But when a ring magically appears, and she sees a ghostly man in her dreams…
Dare she believe in the possible?
Thrust back in time, Jade encounters Thomas—her fantasy ghost. Talk about extraordinary. But as time works against them, they must learn to trust in miracles.
Can they accept impossible love before time interferes?
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Grab your copy of this wonderful set before the season ends!
Welcome back to Medieval Mondays! If you Tweet, follow #MedMonFall18 for all the great excerpts from some pretty fabulous books!
Here's what it's going to look like:
Every week from now until Dec. 24, the Medieval Monday authors will host each other's books in a set of round-robin posts.
All blogs will have exciting posts with snippets from excerpts each author has chosen from the book she is showcasing for the next 8 weeks. Be sure to follow along. Links to previous and prior weeks will be posted.
Some blogs will have giveaways attached, so don't forget to comment!
You'll find my excerpt this week on Sherry Ewing's blog here: https://sherryewing.com/blog/
And now, from Sherry Ewing, a bit from her book, To Follow My Heart: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time (Book 3)
The knight took her hand and placed it on top of his own, his arm raised high. A jolt of electricity went racing up her arm, much like the feeling she’d get from a shock when she skidded in socks on carpet and then touched something metal. She dared a peek at him, not realizing just how far she needed to lean her head back. Good Grief...the man must be over six feet tall.
He began to move, and the scene reminded her of her beloved Errol Flynn movies. She followed him mutely across a floor filled with straw or rushes. Everywhere her gaze landed, there was some new wonder for her to behold, including the man who gently ushered her through the hall.
She noticed his tunic for the first time. Was it her vivid imagination running a tad wild, or were they dressed in a similar color? His clothing was a far cry from the black getup he had worn when she first saw him on the beach where he had scared her nearly to death.
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Follow along next week (November 12 th) to Ruth Casie’s blog here:
Love is a leap. Sometimes you need to jump…
After a gut wrenching break up with her fiancé, Jenna Sinclair heads to the coast to do a little soul searching. To say everything is subject to change is putting it mildly. Her world is not only turned upside down, but pretty much torn asunder when she is pulled through a time gate on the beach beneath the Cliff House and transported more than eight hundred years into the past.
Fletcher Monroe, captain of the garrison knights at Berwyck Castle, has wasted too much time pining for a woman who will never be his. When he finally decides to move on with his life and focus on his duties, he is suddenly confronted with a woman who magically appears at his feet. This could either be the best thing that has ever happened to him or another cursed event in a string of many. He soon finds he is wildly attracted to her, but she’s scared to death of him ─ not a very encouraging beginning.
From the shores of California to twelfth century England and back again, Jenna and Fletcher must find a way to reconcile their two different worlds before Time forever tears them apart.
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